” Inspired by the ancient two-faced god, JANUS is a poetic VR experience that explores the duality of time and identity as past and future face each other. Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time and doorway: his mastership of time presides over concrete and abstract beginnings of the world. We are in times of social, political, economical transformation and existential unrest is inevitable. The concept of liminality is relevant when questioning and defining identity in times of transformation. We are at the threshold of a new era that will be defined by our ability to challenge the idea of progress and learn from the past in order to move forward into the future. A deep sense of presence is necessary in moments of transition, often accompanied by a sense o

BY  Marta Di Francesco (UK)

Marta Di Francesco is a London based artist, exploring new aesthetics, merging poetics with code. In her work, she investigates digital identity and its fragmentation, exploring and questioning it through digital bleed, time displacement, video processing, and the sculptural quality of time in volumetric aesthetics. Through her practice, she is preoccupied with the right to time and time consciousness, as a form of resistance, in times of speed, acceleration, and distraction. Latest exhibitions include THE WRONG New Digital Art Biennale (2020), MADATAC XI Biennial, Madrid, Spain (2020), MANA Contemporary Chicago, U.S. (2019), XVIII Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Manizales, Colombia (2019), THE WRONG New Digital Art Biennale (2018), FILE Festival Exhibition, SESI Gallery of Art, São Paulo, Brazil (2018), FIVA Festival, San Martín Cultural Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018), CODAME ART + TECH Festival, San Francisco, U.S. (2018), ADAF Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece (2018).